710 companies of security forces deployed for last phase in West Bengal

RSTV Bureau
Kolkata: Muslim women wait at a polling station to cast their votes for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Kolkata, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Kolkata: Muslim women wait at a polling station to cast their votes for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Kolkata, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Election Commission deployed 710 companies of security forces to ensure that the last phase of Lok Sabha polling in West Bengal is held peacefully.

710 companies of security personnel will be providing 100 per cent coverage during the 7th phase of elections in STATE. This will include 512 quick response teams (QRTs) led by assistant commandants, said the EC in a statement.

Out of these 710 companies, a total of 147 companies will be deployed in constituencies which fall under the police jurisdiction of Kolkata police jurisdiction.

Two QRTs will be deployed in each police station, the EC said.

Seats which go to polls are Kolkata North, Kolkata South, Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, Jayanagar (SC) and Mathurapur (SC).

EC on Wednesday decided to cut short the campaign period in the state after violence was reported during BJP chief Amit Shah’s road-show on Tuesday.